The Gift

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Sometimes, the best gifts are unexpected...

When workaholic Robert Chalmer's wife leaves to take care of her sick mother for two weeks, he is left with all the responsibility... including his seven-year-old daughter. With Christmas fast approaching, Robert must find a way to reconnect with what is most important in his life, or risk losing it forever. More

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Words: 7,510
Language: English
ISBN: 9781311835543
About Rhonda Hopkins

Award-winning author, Rhonda Hopkins, has learned firsthand that truth is stranger than fiction. Her two decades of experience as an investigator provide her characters with a depth and realism that gives truth a run for its money. Having come in contact with the best and the worst that society has to offer, Rhonda's imagination is filled with story ideas. Rhonda writes horror, romantic suspense, paranormal, and YA Urban Fantasy.

Rhonda also enjoys reading every bit as much as writing and tends to read a little of everything, but her personal favorites are: suspense/thrillers, romantic suspense, horror, paranormal, and YA. She grew up reading the Nancy Drew series and graduated to Stephen King novels by the time she was twelve.

Rhonda loves living the small town life but enjoys living close enough to a big city to have the best of both worlds. A native Texan, she resides in the DFW area with her Russian Blue cat. Samantha doesn't seem to realize she's a cat and has trained her human quite well. Rhonda even swears she can talk. You can find out more about Rhonda at http://www.rhondahopkins.com.

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Reviews

Review by: Bobb B on July 20, 2016 :
Wonderful story, as was said in other reviews, reminds us of what is important in life.Most enjoyable regardless of time of year. (And I did have to read it straight through too)
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Kristy K. James on July 11, 2016 :
Since I was tired and wanting to go to bed, all I intended to do was read a few pages and then spend some quality time with my pillow. However, I wound up reading it to the end. I think it took me about half an hour (didn't time it exactly). I love novelettes that are complete stories, and this one fit the bill.

Robert's wife needs to leave to take care of her mother, so workaholic Robert has to take care of their daughter, as well as Christmas shopping and decorating. He's reminded of what's important in life and that's pretty much all I'm going to tell you. Being short, saying more might spoil it. But if you love the holidays, feel good movies, music, and books, you'll probably enjoy this story.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Seraphim Press on Dec. 18, 2014 :
Dad steps up to the plate! I read this short story as part of a winter-themed box set. As a mom myself, I always wonder what would happen if I ever 'ran away from home' and left my husband to take care of the holiday hassle, the gift-shopping and the kids. Mom gets even! Well, when Robert Chalmers wife gets called away a few weeks for Christmas to care for her sick mother, all of a sudden Robert has to deal with just that, along with his cute daughter Amanda, though I thought Robert handled it a lot better than -my- husband would and Amanda was a lot better behaved. MOSTLY better behaved...

At about 45 minutes to read, this story was just the right length to give me a nice little warm fuzzy feeling while waiting for my kids gymnastics lesson.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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